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Jenny Veide Vilg
Jenny Veide Vilg is a researcher at the Division of Industrial Biotechnology, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology. She holds a PhD in Bioscience from the division of Food Science at Chalmers University of Technology and has a research background in molecular microbiology and enzymology, with applications in nutrition and biofuels production, as well as fundamental research. Her present research is focused on seaweed biotechnology, with emphasis on protein extraction and bioprospecting for novel enzymes and microorganisms for algal polysaccharide hydrolysis and fermentation.
Göran M. Nylund
Göran M. Nylund is a Researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg. He earned a PhD in Marine Ecology at the University of Gothenburg for work on seaweed defences against biofouling and has worked with chemical ecology of seaweeds for more than 10 years. His recent research interest also includes the development of cultivation techniques for seaweeds.
Tony Werner is a Master of Science student studying Biotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. During his Master’s studies he worked as a project assistant under Dr. Eva Albers.
Linnea Qvirist is a PhD student at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, in the division of Food and Nutrition Science. She has an MSc degree in Biotechnology from Chalmers, and her Master’s thesis work involved the isolation, characterization and analysis of yeasts. Thereafter she worked in the Industrial Biotechnology group, analyzing the composition of algal biomass.
Joshua J. Mayers
Joshua J. Mayers joined the Industrial Biotechnology Division at Chalmers University of Technology as a post-doctoral researcher in the Algal Biotechnology group in June 2014. He gained his PhD in Biological Sciences at Swansea University (UK) studying the physiological and biochemical responses of marine microalgae to culture conditions, nutrient regime and stress. He is currently involved in several multi-disciplinary projects, including investigation of integrated biorefinery scenarios, and microalgal metabolism and biochemistry.
Henrik Pavia is Professor in Marine Chemical Ecology at the Department of Marine Sciences-Tjärnö, University of Gothenburg. He gained his PhD in Marine Botany in 1999, focusing on the ecological role of brown algal phlorotannins. Since then he has built and led a research group in marine chemical ecology, with extensive national and international collaboration. During recent years he has also shown strong interest in seaweed farming and he is currently coordinating some of the major Swedish initiatives on cultivation of brown, red and green macroalgae.
Ingrid Undeland is Professor of Food Science at Chalmers University of Technology focusing her research on lipids, proteins and antioxidants from marine raw materials. She earned her PhD from Chalmers in 1998 on lipid oxidation in herring and then spent 2 years as a post doc at the University of Massachusetts Marine Station in USA. Currently, she leads a marine research group at the Food and Nutrition Science unit at Chalmers. She is also the national representative in West European Fish Technologists Association (WEFTA) and European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences-Food Chemistry Division (EuCheMS-FCD), and Chair of Nordic Lipidforum.
Eva Albers is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in the Division of Industrial Biotechnology. She earned a PhD in 2000 from Chalmers in Biochemical Engineering by studying the nitrogen and redox metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. She is leading the Algal Biotechnology group of the Industrial Biotechnology Division, which studies seaweed and microalgae. Her research interest is metabolism and physiology in particular in response to changing environmental conditions and algal biorefinery recovering fine and bulk chemicals from biomass.
Published Online: 2015-11-05
Published in Print: 2015-12-01